Research course

Energy Storage and its Applications

University of Southampton · School of Engineering Sciences
Integrated PhD

Entry requirements

First- or upper second-class degree or an equivalent standard in other qualifications approved by the University.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is delivered jointly between the Universities of Sheffield and Southampton, and focuses on developing future international leaders in energy storage technologies and their application, typically in transport and electric grid scenarios. A range of taught material covers an introduction to energy systems and issues, energy storage technologies (covering electrochemical, thermal, mechanical and superconducting magnetic energy storage types), their applications (including control, integration and interfacing), relevant laboratory skills (eg voltammetry and impedance spectroscopy) and socio-economic concerns and trading. The training programme, and appropriate use of research facilities, will be delivered at both Sheffield and Southampton campuses and students will have reciprocal access to facilities (including computing and library resources) at both institutions.

Year one is comparable to a taught masters course. Years two to four involve full-time research on your PhD research topic.

Information for international students

Fees and funding

Qualification and course duration

Integrated PhD

full time
48 months

Course contact details

Engineering and Environment
+44 (0)23 8059 7705